November 13, 2019 7:57 am
Varthaman was captured by the Pakistani Army on February 27 after his MiG-21 Bison jet was shot down in a dogfight with Pakistani jets during aerial combat.
October 08, 2019 6:41 pm
The loudest cheer came for Varthaman when it was announced that he was leading the Bison formation.
October 06, 2019 2:51 pm
The number 9 squadron, whose Mirage 2000 fighter aircraft had carried out at the Balakot airstrikes a day before, will also be awarded the citation.
September 20, 2019 4:14 pm
36-year-old IAF pilot Abhinandan was captured by the Pakistani Army on February 27 after his MiG-21 Bison jet was shot down in a dogfight with Pakistani jets during aerial combat, a day after the air-strikes on terror camps at Balakot deep inside the neighbouring country.
September 02, 2019 7:59 pm
The news quickly went viral when various pictures of Varthaman gearing up to fly the last sortie in MiG-21 fighter aircraft along with Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa.
September 02, 2019 4:43 pm
Air Chief Marshal B S Dhanoa: "We have got two things in common -- both of us ejected (laughs); second, we both fought Pakistan. I fought during the Kargil war and Abhinandhan after the Balakot airstrike."
August 15, 2019 1:39 pm
Wing Commander Muhammad Nouman Ali, who downed an Indian Air Force jet piloted by Abhinandan Varthaman on February 27, will be conferred with Sitar-e-Jurat while Squadron Leader Hassan Mahmood Siddiqui will be awarded with Tamgha-e-Shujaat.
August 15, 2019 4:25 am
Of the 180 gallantry awards announced by the government for Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) on the eve of Independence Day, 114 have gone to personnel deployed in the Kashmir Valley. Among state forces, J&K Police top the list with 62 medals.
August 14, 2019 12:35 pm
Abhinandan Varthaman, who became the face of a tense military confrontation between India and Pakistan, will be conferred with the award on Independence Day.
May 17, 2019 12:03 am
Fighter flying is a high adrenaline action which puts the pilot on an edge and patches are something that sustains and improve that edge.
September 03, 2019 8:15 am
Days before his retirement from the Indian Air Force, Air Chief Marshal Birender Singh Dhanoa Monday undertook his last fighter sortie on a MiG-21 aircraft with Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman at the Pathankot airbase in Punjab.
March 04, 2019 6:45 am
IAF pilot Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman was handed over to Indian officials at the Wagah border in Punjab. Abhinandan's parents — his father, an IAF veteran — had traveled to Amritsar from Chennai this morning to receive him on arrival
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